I have grown up surrounded by sports and music, and am currently a junior at the University of Michigan studying Communications.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, it's been interesting and rewarding to be a Boston sports fan. I have enjoyed every minute of rooting on my teams in the face of criticism and doubt, which is pretty easy to find on the west coast. In fact, I'd say that having to defend my teams from the L.A. haters has strengthened my knowledge of each franchise I root for and encouraged me to find creative ways to prove their worth. I live for underdog stories and am frequently disappointed with the integrity of sports franchises and athletes at both the college and professional levels. I am guilty of possessing too much optimism as a fan, but also admit to having been spoiled by the success of the Patriots, Celtics, and even the Red Sox in the past decade.
Being a B/R Intern allowed me to express my sports views to large audiences. I am looking forward to continuing on my path as a sportswriter.
FORGET KENYON MARTIN!!!! You need to write an article on how the Celtics really need to sign Jarvis Varnado of the Sioux Falls Skyforce. I watched Varnado torture my Kentucky Wildcats for four years to the tune of becoming the NCAA all-time leader in block shots. Boston needs help defensively, especially when KG goes out of the game. Varnado is averaging 15.7ppg, 9.3rpg, and 5.7bpg. With as much as I love Fab Melo's potential, Varnado is a much better player than Fab right now, and Jason Collins as well. I was able to watch Greg Steimsma in person while he played for the Skyforce, and now I get to watch Jarvis, and Jarvis is a much better player than Greg in all aspects of the game. Boston tried to re-sign Greg, and instead they got Darko. Now Darko is gone, and Jarvis is available. He would come cheaper than Kenyon Martin, and he is much younger, and less of a head case. Please wright this article!!!!!! I want to see Jarvis in Celtic green!!!! He could really contribute to this years team.